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Chicago | Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

Marla Vannucci, Ph.D.



It is not only my mission to teach the subject matter of our field, but also to assist each student in developing a professional identity and personal ideology about human behavior and the nature of change. I encourage students to be collaborative in the learning process, and I strive to put knowledge in context so students understand the full impact of mental health issues in communities. I respect and incorporate students’ diverse perspectives and experiences. My role extends beyond the classroom and beyond graduation. Faculty members are mentors and role models, and we help students to develop the ethical and professional framework that will guide their future work. My areas of interest and expertise include supervision and clinical training, couple and family systems, work and mental health, parenting and transition to motherhood, and trauma.

In the classroom, I aim to be engaging, approachable, knowledgeable, and open to new ideas. In and out of the classroom, I encourage students to understand the cultural, political, and socioeconomic contexts of their work. I strive to motivate students to think beyond conventional and traditional service delivery models and to help them identify ways in which they can make a contribution to their communities.

Please email or call me 312.662.4350 if you have questions or would like more information about me.



  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University
  • B.A., Psychology, New York University
Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
Select Publications

Select Publications

  • Vannucci, M.J. & Weinstein, S.M. (2017).  The nurse entrepreneur:  Empowerment needs, challenges, and self-care practices.  Nursing: Research & Reviews, 7, 57-66.
  • Vannucci, M. (expected October, 2014). Get engaged – in your life. In Weinstein, S. (Ed.). B is for Balance, 2nd edition, Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • Vannucci, M. (2013). Using the MBTI to find your ideal workplace: Person-organization fit.
Select Presentations

Select Presentations

  • Vannucci, M. & Weinstein, S. (2018).  Empowering the nurse entrepreneur in business and work/life balance.  Presented at the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Education Research Conference 2018, Washington,  DC.
  • Vannucci, M., Nichols, L, Saigal, S., & Whiteside, D. (expected 2014, May). Application of an Integrated Assessment and Administrative Supervision Model: Structure, Process, and Outcomes. Symposium to be presented at the American Psychological Association 122nd Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Nichols, L., Vannucci, M., Saigal, S. & Whiteside, D. (2014, January). Multicultural Competence in Psychological Assessment Supervision. Poster presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Mid-Winter Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Vannucci, M. & Soriano, J. (2012, July). Evidence-based practices for clinical supervision in a changing mental health world. Workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Vannucci, M. (2011, October). The highly effective clinical supervisor. Continuing education workshop presented at Oakton Community College Continuing Education for Health Professionals Program, Des Plaines, IL.
  • Vannucci, M. & Morea, M. (2011, August). Supervision skills for early career psychologists. Workshop presented at the American Psychological Association, 119th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Vannucci, M. & Morea, M. (2011, January). Developing leaders and linkages: Creation of the post-doctoral fellowship in academic community leadership. Presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Mid-Winter Conference, San Juan, PR.
  • Vannucci, M. (2008, November). Challenges in supervision: Students with problems of professional competence. Presented at the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training Sites (ACEPT) Quarterly Meeting, Chicago, IL.

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Located in the heart of the city, the Chicago Campus was designed to provide and inspire the learning and living experience. To that end, we have created an environment that caters to your mental, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our classrooms are bright and spacious with windows to the outside world and the latest technology. In our Library, you will find every resource you need to research, form, and shape your journey. At Adler University, we have more than enough room to share your thoughts and flex your intellect.

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